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Spreading the field: Concacaf taps The Switch to power premier international soccer tournaments in 2022


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Concacaf leverages The Switch’s expertise, network reach and cloud capabilities to deliver every match from five premier international soccer events this year

New York – 11 May 2022 – The Switch, a leading provider of production services and global delivery of live video, is providing connectivity and transmission services to the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) for its premier international tournaments this year. The association is relying on The Switch’s connectivity expertise and network reach to deliver live video feeds of the association’s hotly-anticipated men’s and women’s competitions from stadiums across the northern Americas to all major rightsholders.

In addition to tapping The Switch’s private fiber network, Concacaf is relying on its Cloud Video Services platform, MIMiC, for international distribution of 300 tournament games from their W Championship to the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, Scotiabank Concacaf League, their youth competitions, and the Nation’s League. Worldwide coverage of five of Concacaf’s premier international tournaments is being delivered via The Switch’s network and MIMiC to an array of major media companies for broadcast and streaming, including CBS/Paramount+, ESPN, FOX Sports, Flow, One Soccer, and Univision.

Oscar Sanchez, Director Broadcast Operations & Media Distribution at Concacaf says: “We’ve trusted The Switch’s traditional transmission services for several tournaments now and it’s always been excellent. What’s really exciting about this year’s tournaments is how we can expand our services by utilizing its cloud-based transmission services – it’s given us so much more flexibility in what we can do for each game.”

The Switch’s global network capability and connectivity experience ensure it can provide IP delivery of games from Concacaf’s production facility in Florida to multiple destinations via the internet and, where available, The Switch’s private fiber network. With cloud-based transmission capabilities for either the primary feed or as a backup, The Switch gives Concacaf the flexibility and agility needed to deliver every tournament to the broadcast rightsholders without interruption.

Rick Behar, Vice President of Sales at The Switch, notes: “Delivering live sports from one end of the world to another is always a big challenge, but one that we at The Switch embrace. With established expertise in producing and delivering high-quality, low-latency feeds using a range of IP tools and infrastructure, we enable rightsholders and broadcasters to create fantastic sports coverage no matter where they are. Choosing The Switch and MIMiC means Concacaf can deliver more content to more destinations than ever, enabling its thrilling soccer action to reach a broader audience.”

 

About The Switch 

In the action-packed world of live video production and delivery, The Switch is always on and always there – setting the industry benchmark for quality, reliability and unmatched levels of service. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in New York, The Switch has been connecting viewers around the world to live events for almost three decades, bringing them the content they want across linear TV, on-demand and streaming platforms – on multiple screens and devices.

Our comprehensive production platform combines mobile and remote services to enable our customers to cost-effectively capture, edit and package compelling, high-quality live coverage. Our delivery network connects production facilities with 800+ of the world’s largest content producers, distributors, and sports and event venues, seamlessly linking rights holders, broadcasters, streaming platforms, media outlets and web services – and turning-on live content across the world. www.theswitch.tv

For further information, please contact:

Freddie Weiss

Platform Communications

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+44 207 486 4900

About Concacaf
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) is the governing body for football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, and one of the six continental confederations that comprise FIFA. Concacaf is composed of 41 Member Associations, including nations and territories from Canada in the north, south through Central America and across the Caribbean to Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana on the South American continent. Concacaf provides manages a network of unified competitions and development activities to unite this diverse region in football, with the goals of actively promoting universal access to our sport, and raising the quality of football across the Confederation.

 

 


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